Bowling Green vs Western Michigan College Football Betting Tips 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Waldo Stadium is the venue where Jon Wassink and the Western Michigan Broncos will play the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday. The spread on this game has Western Michigan as 26.5-point favorites. The Falcons are 2-5-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Broncos are 2-5-1 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Bowling Green Falcons played the Central Michigan Chippewas and lost 38-20. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Falcons was Grant Loy who went 13/29 with 166 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He threw 3 interceptions in the game. Grant Loy led the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 13 yards and he tallied 1 TD during the game. He scurried for 67 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he averaged 3.7 yards per tote. Quintin Morris was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 69 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 17.3 yards per reception for that game. The Falcons ran the football 37 times and added 178 yards giving them an average of 4.8 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 344 yards. For the game, the Falcons earned 19 1st downs and they had 12 infractions for 83 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. When it comes to their defensive performance, Bowling Green gave up 23 completions on 37 tries for a total of 299 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.2%. In the running game, the Falcons gave up 254 yards on 40 attempts which is an average of 6.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up 553 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Falcons head into this matchup 2-5 this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country with an average of 16.1 points per game, ranking them 128th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 172.1 rushing yards per game which is 8th in the Mid-American Conference. For total yardage, they sit in 10th in the MAC and 103rd in the nation with 2,416 yards. The Falcons have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, allowing 35.6 points per contest ranking them 12th in the MAC. In discussing yards rushing, Bowling Green is giving up 214.6 yards per game ranking them 11th in the conference and 118th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.3 yards per rush which has them at 10th in the Mid-American Conference and 116th in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,502 yards rushing through 7 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Falcons have conceded 1,211 yards. Teams are completing 71.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 9.3 yards per try.
In their last outing, the Western Michigan Broncos took on the Eastern Michigan Eagles and took the defeat by a score of 34-27. LeVante Bellamy led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards and he tallied 3 touchdowns during the game. He racked up a total of 113 yards by way of 28 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per tote. Giovanni Ricci led the team in receiving yardage by earning 88 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 14.7 yards per reception for that game. Running the show from under center for the Broncos was Jon Wassink who went 15/24 with 192 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He threw 1 interception in the game. The Broncos ended up rushing 36 times and racked up a total of 167 yards which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Broncos earned a total of 20 first downs and they had 2 penalties for 25 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. In all, they totaled 60 plays for 359 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Western Michigan allowed 35 catches on 41 attempts for a total of 407 yards, and a completion percentage of 85.4%. In the running game, the Broncos allowed 140 yards on 38 runs which is an average of 3.7 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 547 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 4-4. Western Michigan is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 181.6 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 48th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,453 yards rushing through 8 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Broncos average 447.8 yards per game overall which has them at 33rd in the country and 2nd in the conference. The Broncos are conceding 27.8 points per contest ranking them 4th in the MAC and 72nd in the country. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the country. They are giving up 266.9 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Broncos currently sit at 11th in the MAC. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 222 total points. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are giving up 184.3 yards per contest which puts them at 93rd in the nation and 6th in the MAC. For this year, they have conceded a total of 1,474 yards rushing and 12 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -26.5
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